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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
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Arthur Fields: 1920

Arthur Fields: 1920

The vaudevillian, singer and composer Arthur Fields (Abe Finkelstein) circa 1920. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Pie Town Singers: 1940

Pie Town Singers: 1940

October 1940. Pie Town schoolchildren in a community musical program. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee. View full size. Another view is here.

 

Berrien County: 1940

Berrien County: 1940

July 1940. Migrant camp at a fruit-packing plant in Berrien County, Michigan. (On the car: yet another Shell Oil license-plate ornament.) View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Peoples Liquor: 1938

Peoples Liquor: 1938

November 1938. Liquor store in Omaha, Nebraska. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Ebbets Field: 1920

Ebbets Field: 1920

"Crowd at Ebbets Field. Oct. 5, 1920." In the first game of the 1920 World Series between the Indians and Dodgers, the final score was Cleveland 3, Brooklyn 1. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Pulaski County: 1935

Pulaski County: 1935

October 1935. Cotton pickers in Pulaski County, Arkansas. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Home of Eva: 1939

Home of Eva: 1939

More from the 1939 carnival in Bozeman, Montana. View full size. 35mm negative by Arthur Rothstein, who by the time the decade was out had photo- graphed pretty much every square inch of North America. Anyone got a dime?

 
 
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